The USD 329 board of education discussed the recent bond election at length during last week’s meeting.
By a margin of 69 votes, the USD 329 bond issue failed. In its second attempt to pass a bond since 2020, the $17.9 million bond failed by 4 percent, 948-879.
The voters of USD 329 should vote YES on the latest bond issue. The latest attempt to pass a bond has been met with a variety of responses from the community. We have a different perspective than many community members, because we spend every day inside the school buildings.
Wabaunsee voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of the district next month as USD 329 seeks to pass a $17.95 million bond. If passed, the bond will provide necessary changes and repairs to keep the district running smoothly, while moving all students to a K-12 campus in Alma.
Mission Valley just passed a bond. We should do the same.
The USD 329 board met Monday evening, and discussed issues including the upcoming bond, a new full-time position and ending the streaming of board meetings.
At the March board of education meeting, the board passed a motion for a bond proposition to be set for the November ballot.
USD 329 board hired ASA Strategic Funding to help develop and promote a new plan to address facilities issues. At the April 12 board meeting, ASA Strategic Funding was hired for $12,200 to help promote and develop a new bond. They have worked on over 200 research projects and have a 94 percent success rate. They plan to work with the community to develop a plan that everyone can agree on.